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Cover Curiosity: Come One! Come All!

While sometimes I think a publisher will try to make like another book to try to steal, no, borrow some thunder, most of the time these things are just coincidences. Like today.

I happened to be checking both of these books in the other day when I stopped. How had I never realized how similar they look?

The first book:

The second book:

Side by side:

The blues and greens, the spotlight creating a glowing effect on the characters, the font choices. Definitely a pair.

Do you know any others that would fit with this group?

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. The cover of Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry looks a lot like the new-ish cover for Hold Still by Nina LaCour (created to match the cover for We Are Okay by LaCour). Same font, similar color scheme and illustration style with two girls standing side by side with backs (mostly) to camera. Definitely did a double take when I scrolled past a pic of Orpheus Girl for the first time.